Governor Ducey today issued an executive order that rescinds his previous executive orders concerning the COVID-19 global pandemic.
The governor’s order also preempts the countywide face covering order, and Scottsdale's local face covering requirement. Businesses and establishments can put their own rules into place and refuse service to customers who do not follow them.
Face coverings will still be required inside the City of Scottsdale’s municipal buildings and facilities.
“I look forward to the day when we can declare ‘all clear’ and remove all restrictions – but that day is not today,” said Mayor David D. Ortega. “While we have seen encouraging progress, and more and more people have received the vaccine, COVID remains a concern. We will continue to exercise caution. Mask Up Arizona is a successful campaign and remains the best advice – keep your distance from others, and mask up when you cannot.”
The city encourages residents to stay informed about the level of spread of COVID-19, and to take advantage of opportunities to be vaccinated against the disease.
Learn more about the governor’s latest executive order here .